Call for Abstracts

ccs2020 is the flagship conference on Complex Systems promoted by the CSS. It brings under one umbrella a wide variety of leading researchers, practitioners and stakeholders with a direct interest in Complex Systems, from Physics to Computer Science, Biology, Social Sciences, Economics, and Technological and Communication Networks, among others.

We are looking forward to seeing the best of your new insights in Complex Systems at the Conference on Complex Systems 2020, to be held from 7 to 12 December 2020.

Topics covered by the Conference include, but are not limited to:

Main Tracks

1. Foundations of Complex Systems (complex networks, self-organization, nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, mathematical modelling and simulation, conceptual frameworks, modes of thinking, methodologies and methods, philosophy of Complexity; knowledge systems)
2. Information and Communication Technologies (Internet, WWW, search, semantic web, Blockchain, Bitcoins)
3. Psychology, Neurosciences, Linguistics (evolution of language, social consensus, artificial intelligence, cognitive processes; psychotherapeutic change; narrative complexity)
4. Economics and Finance (game theory, stock market and crises)
5. Infrastructure, Planning and Environment (critical infrastructures, urban planning, mobility, transport and energy, Smart Cities)
6. Biological and (Bio)Medical Complexity (biological networks, systems biology, evolution, natural science, medicine and physiology; biological coordination dynamics; aging)
7. Social complexity (Social networks, Social-ecological systems; global environmental change, green growth, sustainability and resilience, social groups; change processes; social evolution; self-organisation and democracy)
8. Complexity in Physics and Chemistry (Quantum Computation, Quantum Synchronization, Quantum Chaos, Random Matrix Theory)
9. COVID-19 related Complex Systems
10. Methodologies (methodological challenges, methods, innovations)
11. Inter/Transdisciplinarity, applied research and calls for collaboration (‘real-world’ interventions; applied research; project proposals) 12. Any other topic in Complex Systems



We invite you to submit a one-page abstract until the 10th 12th of October 2020, via our EasyChair submission link: EasyChair


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Easychair will be used for all procedures

  1. Log in to using an existing account.
  2. If you do not have an account, you can easily sign up.
  3. Click on the submission link (see below).
  4. Log in to the conference as an author, and proceed with uploading your abstract at the top left corner by clicking “New Submission”
  5. Follow the instructions easy chair provides you and fill in all the necessary details.
  6. Submit.

Submission link:

You can download the abstract template from here: Template

We accept contributed talks (regular and lightning talks) and posters. Please indicate your preference for one of the following categories to present your research:

  • Regular talk
  • Poster submission
  • Lightning talk

Oral Presentations
The allocated time for each oral presentations is 15  minutes, which total time for presentation +questions (12 min + 3 min). There is a tight schedule and it is important that each presenter stay within this time limit. When the alloted time comes, be prepared to share your screen

Poster Presentations

Lightning (Ignite) presentations


Important dates:

    Deadline for abstract submission: 10 12 October 2020

    Notification to authors: 2 9 November 2020.

    Dates of the Conference: 7-11 December 2020.

    Date of satellite meetings: 9 December 2020.


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